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Microsoft Account No Longer Requires a Password

Your Microsoft Account No Longer Requires a Password … Wait, What? – By Andrew Heinzman Review Geek
Microsoft has spent the last few years edging toward a passwordless future. And now, the company is allowing users to remove passwords from their Microsoft account in favor of Windows Hello, the Microsoft Authenticator app, SMS sign-in, and other forms of authentication. It’s an odd move, but it comes with a few major benefits.

– How do password managers work?

How do password managers work? – By Editorial cybernews.com
Most people hate to register accounts, much less to create passwords. That might be the reason why they re-use them several times when creating accounts. Although it solves the problem at hand – registration, it leaves a gap in your security, which could one day explode in your face.

How to access router settings and change your Wi-Fi password

How to access router settings and change your Wi-Fi password – By Ry Crist CNET
It’s always been important to set a strong password for your home’s Wi-Fi network, and it’s a good habit to change that password on a semiregular basis, too. That said, a lot of us tend to set our routers up and then never think about them again. Perhaps you let your ISP set up your network when you first started service with them, or maybe you asked a tech-savvy friend set it up for you. Maybe it’s just been a while since you’ve messed with your router’s settings and you can’t remember where to start.

Secure your home Wi-Fi network and router

How to secure your home Wi-Fi network and router – By Alaina Yee PCWorld
Your home network’s security is only as good as the configuration of your router or gateway. Leave it open or vulnerable, and you might end up with freeloaders that hog your bandwidth, at best. At worst, a snoop might take the opportunity to examine your internal traffic, hoping to learn sensitive information about you that can be exploited.

Bitwarden review: how good & safe is it?

Bitwarden review: how good & safe is it? – By Editorial cybernews.com
Bitwarden is an open-source password manager that stores all your credentials in an encrypted vault, protected by a master password. It offers easy to use apps for desktop and mobile, including web and command-line interfaces. You can use it cloud-hosted on their Microsoft Azure servers or stored within your network.

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